Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1377811 (stock #A-WD3)
Ancient East
$1,200
DESCRIPTION: A colorful, contemporary folk art oil painting featuring a slice of watermelon, a small Santa figure, and various fruits and vegetables all arranged on a flowered tablecloth. A large American Flag serves as a dynamic backdrop. Signed lower left, “Nancy Thomas, 2003” and lower right, "Holiday Special." CONDITION: No visible defects. DIMENSIONS: Sight size 48" x 42", unframed.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Nancy Thomas is a contemporary American folk artist whose work is prized throu...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1377094 (stock #SN122)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl wood with large spreading leaves, representing longevity in Chinese iconography. Two holes on either side of the stem were used for threading a cord from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object, such as a tobacco pouch. A nice example of Chinese folk art dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier, this toggle is in overall fine condition with aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 1 ½” h...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1377026 (stock #W-JO1)
Ancient East
$1,400
DESCRIPTION: If you’re looking for a Native American cuff with a drop-dead “WOW” factor, this is it! This five prong sterling cuff features a fabulous, large, single turquoise stone, light blue-green in color with brown veining. The stone itself measures a whopping 2 ½” x 1 ½”. This beauty is mounted on a double row bezel with deeply stamped designs, with a pair of large silver leaves mounted on each of the side prongs to frame the design. This cuff is a real show-stopper, not onl...
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Pre 2000 item #1376772 (stock #A-TBLS1)
Ancient East
$755
DESCRIPTION: A delightful contemporary folk art table by craftsman, Richard DeWalt, in which vermilion colored tapering legs with small ball feet rise to support a copper table top. The sides and front drawer are finished in blue with a charming carved fish functioning as the drawer’s handle. This would be a great accent piece for the fishing enthusiast and would also be perfect in a lake home or fishing lodge setting. CONDITION: Very good, no visible defects. DIMENSIONS: 31" high x 16" x 16"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1376499 (stock #BB165)
Ancient East
$2,800
A fine pair of early 20th C. gadur (also written as gador) urns, one of cast brass and one of bronze, each inlaid with silver bands in elaborate geometric designs. Such containers were presented as gifts among wealthy Muslim Moro families on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. These vessels were a sign of wealth and a testament to the craftsmen that created them. An extremely labor intensive process is required to craft these vessels, but the result is spectacular. Both feature a rou...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1980 item #1376307 (stock #W-RG17)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A cowhide rug with thick white and grey-brown hair, beautiful for either a country, western or lodge interior. Excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 71" x 85"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1980 item #1376119 (stock #A-UTL12)
Ancient East
$25
DESCRIPTION: A nice pair of vintage maple wood knitting needles in large size for bulky knits. Each has a red knob and tapering needle ends. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Both pair are approximately 14.25” long. $25 for two pair A-UTL12
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1375686 (stock #TX44)
Ancient East
$4,495
DESCRIPTION: Three rare Edo Period (c. 1790 – 1810) festival banners, hand woven of hemp and decorated with colored zodiac animals dyed in the freehand paste resist technique, tsutsugaki. To remain upright and highly visible in parade processions, these tall banners would have been mounted on poles from the top and along one side using a series of fabric tabs attached to the banner.

These striking banners are distinctive for their dynamic composition, energetic brushwork and ingenuity of ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1980 item #1375620 (stock #W-CH5)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: Pair of Old Hickory Tannery French Louis XV style walnut armchairs upholstered in brown and white cowhide with brass tacks. Upholstery labels intact, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 41" high x 27" wide x 27" deep.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1950 item #1375447 (stock #A-WD3)
Ancient East
$625
DESCRIPTION: An original oil painting on stretched canvas featuring dozens of oranges, both cut and whole. Signed lower right and verso “Lopez,” also on verso, "Naranjas, oleo eta, 30 x 40, Lopez.” DIMENSIONS: 30" high x 40"wide, 3.75lbs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1375374 (stock #SAO9)
Ancient East
$215
DESCRIPTION: A round, red cinnabar seal paste box, the top carved with a pavilion among pine trees with mountains in the background. Interior is black and box contains fresh seal paste we added for your Chinese seals and chops. Qing Dynasty, well carved, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 3” diameter (7.6 cm) x 1” thick (2.5 CM).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1374953 (stock #W-JO32)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: Late 1900s, a fine sterling pendant with a cut-out flourish on the pendant plate and with a large, colorful calsilica stone, also called "rainbow calsilica," this one reflecting the painted colors of a Southwestern mountain desert at sunset. Very good condition, marked "DTR" (Desert Rose Trading, NM), ".925" (indicating sterling silver). DIMENSIONS: Pendant is 2-1/2" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1374805 (stock #A-FA9)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A pair of beautiful 20th C. handcrafted canoe paddles, skillfully laminated from select high-grade exotic woods including curly maple, rosewood, walnut, satinwood and mahogany, each with geometric inlays. These paddles are so elegant you'll want to hang them in you lake or river home as décor, although they are perfectly suited for actual use. From the collection of Mr. Wayne Lockey of Grand Junction, Colorado. DIMENSIONS: 60” long each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1374486 (stock #PTA41)
Ancient East
$1,495
Large, Colorful Han Dynasty Pottery Cocoon Jar DESCRIPTION: A fine Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar (206 BC-220 AD) distinguished by its cold-painted colors of red, white and pink on a dark clay body. The distinctively plump, ovoid form of this jar, imitating the shape of a silkworm cocoon, has the original paint remaining on the body. Characteristic swirling cloud and scroll designs decorate the surface in a flourish. Attached to the body is a wheel-turned neck and foot. This jar is in very good, “...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1950 item #1374195 (stock #W-CP4)
Ancient East
$235
DESCRIPTION: A set of 1940’s Mexican divided pottery platters in a chocolate brown glaze with hand painted slip decorations in cream and green. These platters are a fiesta waiting to happen with their psychedelic designs, each platter with a different pattern. Perfect for hors d'oeuvres at your next party, these platters are in very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 12.25” long x 8.75” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1374013 (stock #GD38)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility. Crafted of red clay and originating from Jiangxi Provence, this handsome wine jar with four looped handles and spout is an excellent example with its incised decorations in two-toned br...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1373680 (stock #W-FIG15)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A vintage Mexican folk art wood cross with dozens of metal milagro icons attached as an act of petition and devotion. Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or promesas) are small religious folk charms associated with the Catholic Church that devotees attach to sacred objects, pin on the clothing of santos statues, or hang with little red ribbons from altars and shrines. The word "milagro" means "miracle".

As part of a religious ritual or an act of devotion, milagros can be offere...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1800 item #1373630 (stock #A-CH2)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: An 18th c. banister back armchair having scalloped crest and bottom rails, turned finials, bulbous front spindles and rush seat. Good condition with age appropriate wear, original black paint. See our listing #A-CH3 for a near match companion chair to make a pair. DIMENSIONS: 46.5" high x 25” wide x 18.25 deep; 17" seat height.